Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Unremitted $49.8bn Oil Revenue: Saraki Denies Signing Report

A member of the Senate Committee on Finance, Dr Bukola Saraki has denied signing the report of the committee on the investigation of the alleged un remitted $49.8 billion oil revenue by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
He made the denial in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media And Advocacy, Bamikole Omishore.

While we are not denying the fact that Senator Saraki is a member of the Senate committee on Finance, and whereas we also acknowledges that Senator Saraki participated actively in almost all of the committees assignment as it affects the investigation of the unremitted US$48.9 billion oil revenue by NNPC, the office of Senator Saraki wish to state categorically and further deny that Senator Bukola Saraki, representing Kwara central Senatorial District of Kwara State did not sign any committee report as it affects the said investigation contrary to the impression given in the said Thisday publication . This is totally not correct, Omishore stated.
He added, it is pertinent therefore to correct the erroneous impression and insinuation that such publication might portray to the general public. The names listed in the report as published by Thisday newspaper report are just the list of members of the Committee and nothing more.
As of today as a result of the said publication, our office has been inundated with many phone calls, sms and emails.
In view of the above, this correction which is for record purposes , is equally necessary for the attention of the editor/publisher of the newspaper and by extensi
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